England-ALSHARQIYA June 6: Premier League club Leeds United announced on Tuesday that it has signed multi-skilled defender Junior Firpo for four years from Barcelona, in a deal whose value was not disclosed.
British press reports stated that Leeds paid about 12.8 million pounds to include the player born in the Dominican Republic, who previously played in the Spain under-21 team.
The star of Firpo, who plays mainly as a left-back but can play in different positions in the defense line, emerged at Real Betis before moving to Barcelona on a five-year contract in 2019.
Firpo, 24, participated in 41 games with the Catalan club in the last two seasons, and contributed to winning the King's Cup last season.
Firpo, who is the third player to cap Leeds this summer, will wear the number 3 shirt.
Leeds are looking to enhance their options in the left-back position after the departure of Izgan Alyoski from the club last Monday at the end of his four-year contract.
Leeds finished ninth in the Premier League last season. The new season starts away from home to Manchester United on August 14.